Celery and Fruit Smoothie

Celery and Fruit Smoothie

Working at home today meant one thing: smoothie! On most work days, I’m way too tired to make a fun smoothie, but since I wouldn’t have to drive anywhere, a smoothie just sounded perfect today. I didn’t have spinach though, so I made do with celery.

Let me start by saying this: I don’t like celery. I think it’s boring, and contrary to all the people who say it tastes like nothing, I think celery has a very distinct taste and it’s one that I do not like. But when you don’t your favorite green, you need to compromise (and add lots of fruit) to make your smoothie tasty.

Most of the ingredients, minus Stevia and ice

I chopped up the celery as much as I could before I ran the risk of slicing a finger tip off. Just kidding, but I did want to chop the stalk into tiny pieces. I combined all the delicious fruit–blueberries, strawberries and apples–and the oats into this bowl. Angie still has a bit of yogurt left, so I snagged this one.

Getting ready to blend

I love seeing all the different colors when I’m about to blend it. It really reminds me of a pretty rainbow that’s about to go for the ride of its life.

Ta-da!

And here it is! I didn’t taste the celery at all, although I suspect that’s because I didn’t use much of it, and I used a ton of fruit. I’ve never used Stevia before, and so I’m not sure if it did much, but I’m hoping that it helped mask the celery taste, too.

Almost finished

Celery and Fruit Smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 1Β  6-oz. container plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 C. blueberries
  • 3 strawberries, chopped
  • 1 red apple chopped
  • 1 handful oats
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 sm. packet Stevia
  • ice

Directions

Put all ingredient into a blender. Blend until smooth. Taste a bit and add more ice if needed. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Do you use celery in your smoothies? How about any other greens besides spinach? Anyone getting excited for the weekend yet?

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15 Responses to Celery and Fruit Smoothie

  1. So your the culprit of the only plain yogurt we had left I had to use the 0% vanilla for my pumpkin concoction tonight! Check out what I just ate on my blog for my late night treat it was so good! I’m happy i used the vanilla yogurt, I think i’m gonna start buying Chobani Vanilla flavor for smoothies… (but obviously were still stocking up on FAGE!)

  2. Katy says:

    Looks awesome. I have never even THOUGHT of putting celery in a smoothie… Very creative. See. You learn something new every day! πŸ™‚

  3. alex says:

    I had vegetables so much that I taste them no matter what. I hope you had a good day working from home!

  4. I am so pumped for this weekend!!! I hope it gets warmer, like the weather guy has been predicting. πŸ™‚

    I love spinach in my smoothies, but I also love kale and collards. Ever tried those?

  5. Gill (snaxandthecity) says:

    i never thought to put celery in a smoothie! I hate it too, so it would be a good way to eat it whilst masking the taste!
    i love putting spinach in my smoothies tho πŸ™‚

  6. Kristina says:

    I never used to like celery-but now I eat it (sometimes). I always put it in my green smoothies-extra alkaline!

  7. I like celery in my tuna/salmon salad and in soups where their taste is masked by other deliciousness… raw… no thank you!

    xoxo

  8. Jenny says:

    I have never used celery in my smoothies but yours does look delicious. And yesss i am excited for the weekend πŸ˜€

  9. Maryann says:

    I dont like celery too much either, but good to know that the smoothie covered the taste! I love putting collards in my smoothies πŸ™‚ No exciting plans for the weekend, just study, chill with the boy and watch the superbowl!

  10. I totally think that celery has a taste too! But I actually like–especially in fresh juice! Yum. πŸ™‚

  11. That smoothie looks great! Never would have though to put oats in my smoothie!

    I use ALL types of greens in my shakes. In fact, it is best to rotate your greens every week! I use spinach, kale, mustard greens, beet greens, romaine, you name it!!!

  12. Sruthi says:

    Looks great! I never thought of adding celery, I have some celery left will use it to make this smoothie.

  13. Lisa says:

    I’ve never put celery in a smoothie—anticipating that it wouldn’t get smooth. Other greens I use besides spinach are romaine, watercress, cilantro, parsley…once in a while kale, but I don’t prefer that one!

  14. Kat says:

    mmm I wonder if I could tolerate celery this way. I have tried juicing it before and I could NOT do it. It was gross. But maybe in smoothie and sweetened a bit would work. Thx for the idea!!

  15. Erika says:

    I love Green Monster smoothies with spinach, but I’ve never tried it with any other green. I heard kale was good in smoothies.

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